Homegrown in America’s Heartland, Jeff brings humility and humanity to m-pact. After this Kansas native studied Music Therapy and Education at KU with an emphasis in voice and bassoon, he founded and directed the critically-acclaimed a cappella group, “measureXmeasure”. Boasting an arsenal of talent and never afraid to steal the show, Jeff is known as “The Human Drum Machine” by m-pact fans around the world. Jeff brings a friendly, father-figure role to both m-pact and to his 4-year-old son, Noah (from whom Jeff learns all his beatbox secrets). www.jeffsmithmusic.net
MORE ABOUT JEFF
Birthday: July 22
City of Birth: Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS
College: University of Kansas
Favorite food(s): Breakfast, Mexican, Thai
Favorite movie(s): Best in Show (and any Christopher Guest movie), The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Saving Private Ryan, Napolean Dynamite
Favorite TV show(s): Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Modern Family, History Channel
Favorite musician(s): Steely Dan, Take 6, Jamiroquai, Seal, Kurt Elling, Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Favorite book(s): The Bible, Purpose Driven Life, The Kite Runner
Favorite quote: The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. - Larry Hardiman
5 things that make me happy: God, Heather, Noah, Coffee, L.A.
5 things that make me angry: Traffic, running late, canceled gigs, people that honk their car horn when they're picking someone up, L.A.
5 Guilty pleasures: Cinnabon, Krispy Kreme, infomercials about cool kitchen gadgets, Spandau Ballet, Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Worst job I've ever had: My first job - dishwasher at Sirloin Stockade
Coolest place I've ever been: Venice, Italy
Coolest place I've never been: Hong Kong
Favorite m-pact song: If We Try
Favorite m-pact gig: Jakarta Jazz Festival